Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

  • Wed Jan 31
  • Fri Feb 2
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Alexandra Dean
Hedy Lamarr

What do a ravishingly beautiful Hollywood actress and an inventor whose concepts made cellphone technology possible have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII. Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life — from her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish émigré to her scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film Ecstasy and her glittering Hollywood life, to her ground-breaking, but completely uncredited inventions, and her latter years when she became a recluse, impoverished and almost forgotten — Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story brings to light the story of an unusual and accomplished woman, spurned as too beautiful to be smart, but a role model to this day.

Cosponsored with the Dept of Science and Technology Studies.


Ithaca premiere
DCP color
1 hour 30 minutes
release year/country
2017 USA